Lev loan investors fancy biggies, HY tougher

Demand for speculative grade debt took different directions in the European leveraged finance markets this week. The primary high yield bond market may be showing signs of investor stress, but leveraged loan investors are gulping down big deals at tight margins.

  • By Victor Jimenez
  • 08 Mar 2018

Average spreads in the euro high yield secondary market have widened by some 50bp to 282bp during the past five months, according to CreditSights.

What this means for borrowers can only be confirmed when the deal pipeline fills up again. February was quiet, with one whole week barren ...

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Bookrunners of European Leveraged Loans

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Credit Agricole CIB 484.94 3 17.32%
1 BNP Paribas 484.94 3 17.32%
3 SG Corporate & Investment Banking 194.57 2 6.95%
3 HSBC 194.57 2 6.95%
5 Natixis 174.13 2 6.22%

Bookrunners of European HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount €m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 646.47 4 14.03%
2 Deutsche Bank 449.87 3 9.77%
3 UniCredit 362.37 2 7.87%
3 Intesa Sanpaolo SpA 362.37 2 7.87%
5 BNP Paribas 336.21 2 7.30%

Bookrunners of Dollar Denominated HY Bonds

Rank Lead Manager Amount $m No of issues Share %
  • Last updated
  • Today
1 Citi 3,552.57 23 10.91%
2 JPMorgan 2,878.04 21 8.84%
3 Morgan Stanley 2,505.68 17 7.69%
4 Credit Suisse 2,364.95 15 7.26%
5 Goldman Sachs 2,331.78 17 7.16%